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5.353 Fabrication of a Polymeric Light-Emitting Device (New)

Prereq: None. Coreq: 5.12, 5.352
U (Fall, Spring; partial term)
4 Units. Partial Lab

Focuses on an experiment involving the polymerization of a monomer to produce a high molecular weight conjugated polymer of the poly(phenylene vinylene) family. Students fully characterize the material and use it to fabricate a light-emitting device by spin coating and metal evaporation methods in an inert glovebox environment. Compares the optical absorption and photoemission of the polymer device to the electrically-induced emission. Studies the theory of electroluminescent and photovoltaic devices, including relative energy levels of organic materials and the nature charge carriers in organic polymers.

Fall: T. Swager
Spring: C. Rotsides

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Subject meets with 5.35

Chemistry (Course 5)

General Institute Requirements (GIRs) The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below. Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects Science Requirement 6 Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8 Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [one subject can be satisfied by 5.12 , 5.60 , or 5.61 in the Departmental Program] 2 Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied from among 5.351 , 5.352 , 5.353 , and 5.363 in the Departmental Program] 1 Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17 Physical Education Requirement Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points. Departmental Program Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Department of Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of the world of atoms, molecules, and solids. Chemists are both students and architects of this miniature universe, exploring the changes that occur, discovering the principles that govern these chemical changes, and devising ways to create entirely new classes of compounds and materials. Previous triumphs of chemistry include the synthesis of pharmaceuticals and agricultural products, while current challenges include chemical memory, solar cells, superconductors, clean fuels, batteries, and the solution of numerous important problems relating to health and the environment.